'It's the best feeling' - Relieved Afobe on opening Wolverhampton Wanderers goal account

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The striker admitted to struggling since his return to the Molineux Stadium outfit but was delighted to get off the mark on Wednesday

Benik Afobe has described scoring his first goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers since his January return as 'the best feeling'.

Prior to Wednesday's 3-0 victory over Leeds United, Afobe had endured a dry spell in front of goal in his first five appearances, all as a substitute.

But the on-loan Bournemouth attacker got off the mark after, again, coming off the bench to wrap up the victory for Wolves.

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"It's the best feeling," Afobe told Express & Star.

"Whether it's your first goal or your 100th goal, it's the best feeling.

"As a forward, you dream about scoring goals, especially when it's at a club that you love, on the telly and a goal that killed Leeds off.

"We were under the cosh a little bit, we saw with the Norwich game we were 2-0 up and ending up drawing.

"The goal was for the fans, for the manager for having faith in me and for myself and my teammates.

"I probably should have scored two or three goals already. I was thinking about it too much – I was getting into positions and thinking here it is, the first goal, and it didn't come.

"I thought to myself this week I've trained well and focused on doing things that come natural to me.

"When you're more natural with a lot of focus, it happens. The keeper came out and I didn't have to think twice. I finished it like the confident striker I am and I believed I was going to score on Wednesday, whether I was going to play five minutes or 90, I knew I was going to score.

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"We're human at the end of the day. The best players in the world go through a few games where they don't score and start missing chances that you never think they'd miss.

"It's a relief to score my first goal but this is about the team."

Afobe - with 22 league strikes in his first stint [that lasted for two season] with Wolves - will be looking to increasing his tally when his table-topping side travel to Villa Park to take on third-placed Aston Villa in Saturday's English Championship game.

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